Tampa Bay Buccaneers to be featured on HBO's 'Hard Knocks'

Posted at 10:28 AM, Apr 19, 2017

UPDATE | 5/8/2017--

A new trailer has been released for HBO's Hard Knocks. It features clips from Defensive Lineman Gerald McCoy, QB Jameis Winston, Coach Dirk Koetter, and others.

ORIGINAL STORY | The Tampa Bay Buccaneershave announced that the team will be featured on HBO's series 'Hard Knocks'in a press conference today.

Florida Football Insiders reported that the Bucs had been chosen, as Tampa Bay was one of the teams that met the criteria to appear on the show.



To be eligible, a team cannot have appeared in the postseason over the past two seasons, have a new head coach, or have been featured on 'Hard Knocks' in the previous ten years.

The show debuted in 2001 with the Baltimore Ravens, and last season featured the Los Angeles Rams. The Dallas Cowboys have been on the show twice.

HBO Sports and NFL Films team up for an all-access look at what it takes to make it in the National Football League on the documentary style program.

In 2014, the Atlanta Falconswere the subject of 'Hard Knocks,' while Bucs current head coach Dirk Koetter and defensive coordinator (Atlanta head coach at the time) Mike Smith were with the team.

Storylines for the upcoming training camp could include kicking position battles, Doug Martin's return and Jameis Winston continuing to develop.

On a separate NFL note, the full schedule for the 2017-2018 season will be released Thursday night at 8:30 p.m.